Rows of grape trees planted at Konzelmann Vineyard

Herbert Konzelmann was in quite a predicament when he took over the reins of his great-grandfather’s German vineyard in the late 1950’s. It was around the same time that Germany’s population was in full growth and land was scarce. Unable to acquire the acreage he needed to expand, Herbert tookContinue Reading

The Azure Window (Daenerys and Drogo’s wedding)

Malta, Gozo and Comino are the only inhabited islands in the Republic of Malta, famous for its handmade lace, baroque churches and deep-sea diving. This tiny archipelago is home to an impressive nine UNESCO world heritage sites, and draws influences from having been ruled by the Romans, the Argonese and the FrenchContinue Reading

Red wine braised lamb shank

It does not surprise me that AG Inspired Cuisine appears in OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada. “The Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada represent the establishments where creativity, consistency, and hospitality meet at every meal, every day. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of more than 275,000Continue Reading

A photo of the outisde of BrannCliff Inn Bed and Breakfast

In a perfect world, the term “hidden gem” would be set aside exclusively for gems as wonderful as BranCliff Inn. This elegant Georgian manor is tucked away on Platoff Street, in the National Historic District of Old Town. Beautiful enough to look at from the outside, the real joy startsContinue Reading

Inside one of the cellars of Ravine Vineyard

Considered one of the most historically significant farmhouses in the region, Ravine Vineyard is a grape-bearing property steeped in Canadian heritage. The farm is known to be one of the first commercial grape vineyards in the area with 500 vines planted in 1869. Proprietor Paul Harber has done an excellentContinue Reading

Photo of the Gran Teatro de La Habana and people crossing the street in front of it on a sunny day

If you’re traveling to Cuba as a Canadian there’s very little planning involved, but if you’re traveling as an American there are a few things you need to consider before planning your trip. Basically speaking, tourism from the United States to Cuba is stilled banned. “You can’t go to Cuba toContinue Reading

Photo of the Mono Grand Prix race track

Monte Carlo is home to one of the most important and prominent automobiles races in the world is the Monaco Grand Prix. Running since 1929 this circuit has been referred by many as an exceptional location of glamour and prestige. The circuit consists of narrow, with numerous elevation changes andContinue Reading

A large swimming pool with palm trees in the background.

In 2008, Bahia Principe added Bahia Principe Ambar, a new, adults only hotel, to the same property. It is a luxurious 5 star all-inclusive hotel with a private pool, gorgeous rooms and 24 hour room service. I had a wonderful one week vacation at this resort back in November 2010Continue Reading

Every winter, the flock of snowbirds heading to Cuba for the winter grows slightly, as the idea of leaving behind the ice and snow in favor of beaches, sun, and the sea appeals to more and more Canadians, and very soon to even more U.S. Americans. Cuba is very close to openingContinue Reading

A street in Havana, Cuba with colourful buildings in the background and outside of the buildings many old timer cards.

For the last couple of weeks I have shared many photos of glorious sunsets and sunrises in Varadero. I’ve saturated my social media channels with photographs of the pristine beaches of Varadero. Moreover, my previous post provided a general history of Varadero as a resort destination. But the time hasContinue Reading